"I still think the social function of art is that kind of negative aesthetic. Otherwise there’s no social function for it."
PREVIEW: Rackstraw Downes in Season 6 of "Art in the Twenty-First Century"
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In this preview from the "Art in the Twenty-First Century" Season 6 episode, "Balance," artist Rackstraw Downes—shown at work amongst the landscapes of Presidio, Texas—describes the relationship between his paintings and the environments captured within.